Photo by Andrew Owen White
Repost from LJworld.com
A Lawrence resident has set a new American and world cycling record as a part on an international competition.
Ashton Lambie broke the American record and set a new unofficial world record in the individual pursuit on the third day of the Pan-American Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico at the Bicentennial Velodrome last weekend.
Moments after Gavin Hoover set the American Record in the event, Lambie responded by doing even better. He recorded a time of 4:07.25, which shattered the previous World Record of 4:10.534 set by Australian Jack Bobridge in 2011. Taylor Phinney previously held the American Record with a time of 4:15.16 before Hoover posted a time of 4:14.2.
“This is an absolutely stunning achievement and the world should get to know Ashton Lambie,” said Derek Bouchard-Hall, President and CEO of USA Cycling, in a release from USA Cycling.
Individual pursuit is a type of cycle race that occurs on a track and features two riders competing head-to-head but also for time.
Lambie first represented USA Cycling at the 2017 Pan-American Championships after winning the Individual Pursuit and placing second in the Omnium and Points race earlier in the summer at his first-ever Track National Championship. Lambie represented Team USA in several World Cups, including the 2018 UCI Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands in March where he placed seventh in the Individual Pursuit.
“It’s incredibly humbling to think about this past year up to today,” Lambie said. “It’s been a lot of hard work, but trusting the process and making the right decisions day to day makes all the difference. The support from my family, the team and my coach has been so important. It’s amazing to have this result. I’m thankful as well to USA Cycling for all the support.”
The Lawrence – Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is updating the Countywide Bikeway Plan. The plan will reconcile the various existing bicycle related plans into one vision for the future of bicycling in Lawrence-Douglas County. Help lay the foundation for work over the next five years to improve bicycling.
In this survey, we will ask you to view and respond to your comfort bicycling on various types of bikeways. The survey has pictures of various bicycle facilities embedded, but if you want to review all facility types in one handout click here.
This survey is for bicycling in Lawrence. If you want to take the survey about Eudora, Baldwin City, or Lecompton click here.
Volunteers needed for bicyclists and pedestrian counts
Volunteers are needed to manually count bicyclists and pedestrians at several locations across Lawrence, Eudora, and Baldwin City in September. The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, with the help of volunteers, will be conducting bicycle and pedestrian counts on:
Wednesday, September 5th 10am – Noon and 5pm – 7pm
Thursday, September 6th 10am – Noon and 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, September 8th 12pm – 2pm
Wednesday, September 12th 10am – Noon and 5pm – 7pm
Thursday, September 13th 10am – Noon and 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, September 15th 12pm – 2pm
Volunteers will be taught the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project method created by Alta Planning and Design and the Institute of Transportation Engineers by watching a 4-minute training video.
Data collected on bicycling and walking will assist city and regional leaders in estimating usage and demand for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The counts will also be used to track the region’s progress on increasing the use of non-motorized transportation, strengthen grant applications to leverage additional federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects, evaluate existing projects, and help determine the location of future investments.
To sign up visit: www.lawrenceks.org/mpo/volunteer
For more information about signing up please contact:
Ashley Myers, Transportation Planner, at (785) 832-3155 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 200+ riders and volunteers (a record attendance) came out Saturday morning, July 21st for the 8th annual Summer Larence Community Bike Ride at the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum.
Lawrence Central Rotary's annual event aimed at getting people out to enjoy the outdoors, by sponsoring the leisurely bike rides of various lengths starting from the Rotary Arboretum.
Sponsors from around the community and region help make this event possible, and one of the highlights of the event is that people in need of a safety helmet can be fitted on site. T-shirts and high visibility safety vests are also handed out to attendees so after the event when they are biking around the community they can be more easily seen.
If you missed this summer's event the good news is that it will be held again this fall on Lawrence's Eastside. The Fall Community Bike Ride is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 15th starting from the Haskell Indian Nations Stadium Parking Lot. The ride will be along the Burrough's Creek Trail. For more information check back or our social media outlets.
Here's a gallery of pictures taken by Lynn O'Neal, Leilani Tuttle, and Tobin Neis.
Pictures from the 8th Annual Lawrence Community Bike Ride organized by the Lawrence Central Rotary Club. The ride began…
Posted by Ride Lawrence on Sunday, July 22, 2018
We've reserved the space, got the sponsors, now we need you to come out and enjoy the Summer 2018 Lawrence Community Bike Ride!
Here's what we've got on tap for this year's event:
- Family Friendly Bike Ride With Safety
- Kids Helmet fitting
- Safety Vest Giveaway
- Training Wheel Takeoff Area
- Bike Checkup & Maintenance area
- Healthy Snack Zone provided by The Merc
- The always popular Lawrence Kids Calendar Kids Inflatable Zone!
We have some new rides planned too!
- 1-Mile “Arboretum” loop
- 4-Mile “Family” ride to Sanders Mound
- 6-Mile “Bob-Billings” ride….new for 2018
- 8-Mile “6th-Street” ride….new for 2018
- 12-Mile “I-70” ride with SAG stop (by the Lawrence Bicycle Club)
Thanks to all our sponsors these annual events just get better and better.
All riders must fill out a release you can download one from this LINK.
(We'll have them on hand too.)
Get this on your calendar! We look forward to seeing you!